There is hardly any water left in Lake Vekeri, which is located near Debrecen. The lake, which is considered a popular resting place, has shrunk to just a large puddle due to the drought that has been going on for many weeks, writes the Time picture.
Around Debrecen approx. 40-55 millimeters less precipitation fell in the last 30 days compared to the long-term average. According to the forecasts, more significant precipitation may arrive in the region on Tuesday night, but this will be benefited by showers and thunderstorms, so there may be significant differences in the amount of precipitation even in small areas.
Lake Vekeri and its surroundings were a popular resting and hiking spot for the people of Debrecen. The people of Cívis város filled this part of Erdőspusztás both in winter and summer, in summer they picnicked and fished, in winter they enjoyed the ice of the lake, and the braver ones even slid on it.
The creation of Lake Vekeri (or Lake Kati, or Alsó-Paci Reservoir) was ordered by TIVIZIG in January 1974 by FEFAG (Erdő és Fafelgolgozó Gazdaság, the legal predecessor of Nyírerdő Zrt.). The lake was supplied with water through the Kati River. The Vekeri Recreation Center was opened to visitors on April 30, 1976 in a ceremonial setting. The total cost was HUF 3.6 million, reports the Civic news.
Opening image: MTI/Zsolt Czeglédi